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Webinar: How to spot skin cancer

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Treatment, Detection, Risks

You could help save someone's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer. Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with one person dying every five hours from me...

Family history of melanoma? You could be at risk.

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Did you know that skin cancer can run in the family? Around 2,000 lives are lost every year to melanoma. This deadly form of skin cancer is predominantly caused by sun exposure, but it can also be her...

What you need to know about non-melanoma skin cancers

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Over 800,000 skin cancers are diagnosed in Australia each year. In fact, non-melanoma skin cancers are more commonly diagnosed than all other cancers combined. So, what are the signs and symptoms, and...

Patches of my skin are darkening. Is it skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Treatment, Risks

Are you noticing patches of darkening skin on your face and neck? It might be hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the appearance of uneven discolouration or dark blotches on the skin. So, what cau...

Is your birthmark hiding a melanoma?

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Many people have birthmarks, but what exactly lies within these marks that we have carried with us since birth? We know that they can appear anywhere on the body and come in many different shapes, siz...

Is your job putting you at risk of skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

Occupational sun exposure is responsible for about 34,000 cases of skin cancer every year in Australia. Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer and its harmful effects b...

What happens to your skin when you skip sunscreen?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

What are you actually doing to your skin when you skip that sunscreen step? We’re told to make sunscreen application a daily habit, or at least use it on days where the UV Index rises above 3. But why...

How often do you get sunburnt?

CATEGORY: Risks

As we come into the warmer months, it's even more important to remember our daily dose of sunscreen. While there is no link between warmer temperatures and UV rays (the radiation responsible for sunbu...

Know your skin and spot the signs of skin cancer

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with one person dying every six hours from melanoma. As skin cancer is easier to treat when found early, it is really important to get to k...

Skin cancer: What you need to know

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, accounting for over a quarter of cases globally. In fact, two in three Aussies will be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease by the time we r...